Wired for Peak Performance: The Biology Factor

Steven Kotler and Tom Bilyeu
by Flow Research Collective
August 1, 2023
Steven Kotler and Tom Bilyeu


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Steven Kotler is the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective and a  world-renowned authority on human performance. He is also a New York Times best-selling author. He has written several books on the topic of flow, a state of optimal performance where individuals experience increased productivity, creativity, and happiness.

In this episode, Steven talks about flow triggers and how biology plays a bigger role in peak performance than personality. He also discusses the importance of setting high hard goals and breaking them down to achievable parts which provides a significant boost to motivation.


In this episode, you will learn about:

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:05 The Habit of Inferiority
  • 2:47 The First High Performance Philosopher
  • 06:27 How Nietzsche Defined "superman"
  • 11:41 The Art of Impossible
  • 15:47 Personality Scale vs. Biology Scale
  • 28:26 High Hard Goal
  • 38:44 Writing Tips for Beginners
  • 44:06 Formative Years of Steven Kotler
  • 52:29 Avoid Calcification of Imagination
  • 57:44 Disaggreing to Agree
  • 01:02:29 Craziest Performances Seen
  • 01:07:26 Creativity Hacks


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Steven Kotler, the founder and executive director of the Flow Research Collective, is one of the world’s leading experts on human peak performance. He is an award-winning journalist and an author with over ten bestselling books.

Some of his works include: The Art of Impossible, The Future is Faster Than You Think, The Rise of Superman, Stealing Fire, and so much more! Look out for his latest upcoming book, Gnar Country: Growing Old, Staying Rad, where he debunks the old myths about aging and how you can boost your longevity through flow!

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